Install a new roof what will it cost installation vs repair

Roofs do such an essential function that "keeping a roof over your head" is synonymous with the very concept of shades/shelter. While it comes to keeping your investment, the smartest money you spend could be on a new roof. Nationally, the average house owner pays about $6,500 to install a new roof, with particular cities like Denver ($7,600) being higher than average, and others being below average like Austin, TX ($6,200). It is important to note that this price can vary depending on several different factors, such as:

  • Materials used
  • Type of application (how it is installed on your roof deck)
  • Roof size
  • Pitch (steep roofs take a lot more time and materials to cover than a flat roof)
  • Code requirements for your roof
  • Number of layers (could comprise taking off old sheets, which takes more time)
  • Where you live (material prices and conditions by roofers fluctuate by region)
  • If you have a lot of chimneys, plumbing pipes, skylights, or other adornments that need to be addressed during the installation

So, however, a $14,000 roof might be high, understood that your roofer has a useful reason. There is a lot of effort, time consumption, and equipment involved in keeping your roof up to snuff. This cost guide is some more detailed prices to give you a realistic sense of expert roof installation system costs and what's involved in the process. Always sure to get quotes from at least 3 to 4 roofers, so you can get a good range that's within $3,000 to $4,000. Never take the lowball bid!

If you do not need a new roof, then you might want to read this guide on roof repairing costs. The amounts and services of a handyman can fluctuate usually depending on the handyman and market. 

New Roof Installation vs. Repair

Just because your roof springtides a leak does not mean you need to phone call a roofing contractor right away. It is significant to differentiate the cost of a new roof, almost $6,500 on average versus the much more affordable $550 to repair a roof. There are circumstances where you should replace your roof though, including:

The end of its service life 

Most roofs last for 15 to 20 years. If your roof is near this age, have it checked. Factors such as material, ventilation, maintenance, and any previous repair or replacement can affect the life of your roof.

There is extensive leaking

If you experience difficulties with multiple or full leaks, you might need to have your roof replaced instead of just repairing the leaks.

Want to improve your home's curb appeal

You can recover around 40% of your investment for a new roof that complements your house architectural style.

That is the point when you need to consider getting the old roof off immediately and installing a new one. You should also feel the installation of a new roof if you want to be more eco-friendly, Similarly as with cool-roof technology that's sprung up the last couple of decades. It is an excellent way to save money and make a long-term investment that pays back to the environment and you. Here are some different cases where you should not replace your roof, though:

Loose or missing shingles

Keep an extra box of shingles handy to replace missing or broken shingles. Gently pry up the covering shingles and nail the replacements down.

Dripping ceiling 

If there is no mold and your timbers are not warping or breaking, this is a deceptively easy repair. If it is just started, everything should dry out on its own. If it is leaking for a while, you will want to have a professional inspection and repair it.

Sagging gutters

As rain gutters age and get loaded with debris, the mounts that support them can fail and cause the gutter lengths to sag. Some people drill holes in the gutter to drain them, but this is worse than taking no action at all. To eliminate the problem, replace the sagging section of the gutter or re-secure the mounts. Keep your gutters clean of debris to prevent the problem from recurring.

Damaged soffits 

Soffited roofs, eaves, and overhangs are very susceptible to damage from ice dams, poor flashing, and damaged shingles. If you notice insects and other pests gathering around your soffits, call an exterminator even if you don't see the nest. Ice dams should be removed as soon as it's safe to do so to keep melted ice and snow from pooling on your roof.


Flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys can sustain damage during a wind storm, especially if the sealer fails. Just like shingles, flashing requires inspection after a big wind storm. Expansion and contraction from swings in the weather can also cause flashing to become loose, so if you live in an area where you experience hot summers and cold winters, regular inspection of the flashing will save you money.

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